Centennial Highlights

AUC Centennial

In 1919, a small group of visionaries founded The American University in Cairo (AUC). In 2019, 100 years later, we look back to celebrate a century of leadership as Egypt’s global University. We marked this milestone with a yearlong celebration intended to foster connections among the AUC community, capitalize on AUC’s strength and distinctive reputation both locally and globally, and support historic fundraising efforts that positioned AUC for continued success in its second century.

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Gold coin

Centennial Coin

Acknowledging that 100 years of AUC is worth commemorating, the Egyptian government minted AUC’s centennial coin.

AUC centenary book

Centennial Book

Coming out in Fall 2019, the AUC centenary book, authored by Andrew Humphreys, celebrates AUC’s centennial with 100 short stories about the University. 


Centennial Logo

With AUC celebrating its 100th anniversary, the AUC community took part in coming up with a logo for the centennial to be used on all celebration print and digital material.

Centennial Highlights

On February 9, 2019, AUC turned 100. From alumni performances and speeches to the Tahrir Cultural Center inauguration, here are some highlights from our centennial celebration kick-off. #AUC100

Community Carnival

From the International Food Festival to the 100 years of Fashion Evolution show all the way to the games, holograms and virtual reality, campus was bustling with futuristic festivities at the Community Carnival as part of our Centennial Celebrations Week.

Centennial Nights - 3D Mapping

Centennial Nights featured glimpses into the past and future with a unique 3D mapping experience on the AUC Portal.

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Community Reflections


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making history again

Making History Again

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